Padres 40-Man Roster Rankings: #39 Walker Lockett

January 16, 2018

Background Drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres, Andrew Lockett has appeared in 78 games over the course of the last six seasons. Even with his solid draft pedigree, Lockett has been consistently held back by a variety of injuries. Over his first four seasons in the Padres’ organization from 2012-2015, Lockett only threw 118 and a third innings in total. Sure,…

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A Better Fit Than Eric Hosmer?

January 6, 2018

As the calendar has turned from December to January, and a new year has begun, left-handed-hitting first baseman Eric Hosmer still dominates headlines as his free agency continues. At this moment, Padres’ Twitter continues to tear itself apart with arguments over whether or not signing Hosmer is worth it, and justifications abound on both sides. The cases for and against Eric Hosmer are clear at this point, but let’s reiterate…

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MLB Hot Stove About to Ignite and Padres Should be Front & Center

January 2, 2018

It is the first week of January and the MLB winter has been eerily quiet. Only one of the top 10 listed free agents have signed, and very little has happened among the trade market. Sure, Giancarlo Stanton was dealt to the Yankees, but there is still much to do for most major league teams that plan on competing in 2018. The Padres have as much work to do as anybody,…

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What Outfielders Are Being Shopped By the Padres?

December 14, 2017

Earlier this week on Padres Radio, A.J. Preller indicated that the team is talking trade of an outfielder this winter. Kind of strange, as the majority of the rumors have been swirling around Brad Hand and Yangervis Solarte. Now, most seem to center around recently acquired third baseman Chase Headley. Still, Preller is one who keeps all his doors open. He always thinks outside the box. In this day and…

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Is the “Tank” Over For the San Diego Padres?

December 12, 2017

The “tank” has been a buzz-word utilized by Padre fans for the 2017 season. Most of which, at least to start the season, were in agreement that it would be acceptable if the Friars lost 100 games and had a shot at the top draft pick, dropping themselves to the bottom of the baseball “fish tank” if you will. My definition of “tanking” means the Padres are to make no…

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PNO (Positive, Negative, Outlook): Hector Sanchez

November 6, 2017

Granted free agency on December 2, 2016, former San Francisco Giant Hector Sanchez was ready to contribute for another team in 2017. However, San Diego would not let their solid backup catcher leave, as Preller resigned the 27-year-old for an extremely affordable $750,000 year, and an arbitration period arising next year. With his inclusion on the Padres’ active 25-man roster, the city carried a shocking four catchers: Austin Hedges, Luis…

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Will Padres Look to Free Agency in 2018?

September 27, 2017

With the San Diego Padres still several years away from competing, there are a couple of players that should be of interest to them heading into 2018. These players could potentially help establish that elusive “winning culture” that San Diegans are clamoring for. There are a plethora of names being discussed as future pieces for the next great Padre team. Fernando Tatis Jr., Hudson Potts, and Luis Urias are just…

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